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Michael Kinard Hentz

August 26, 1951 November 23, 2019
Michael Kinard Hentz
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Michael K. Hentz, 68, of West Columbia died on Saturday, November 23, 2019.

Born on August 26, 1951 in Luling, TX, he was a son of the late Thad Kinard Hentz and the late Billie McDonald.

A welder by profession, Michael had a love of the out of doors. Hunting and fishing were some of his hobbies and he also found traveling to be enjoyable.

Michael did not meet a stranger. He had a gregarious personality and was blessed with a caring heart.

Survivors include his companion of 29 years, Dianne Ott; children; Jason Hentz of Lexington, Catherine Wright of Wilson, NC, Amber Silva of Corpus Christi, TX and Heather Hentz of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Beth Roether of Salisbury, NC; step-mother, Fran Hentz of Prosperity; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his sister, Susan Reep.

Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 29, from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm at Whitaker Funeral Home in Newberry.

A private family ceremony will be held later.

Memorial expressions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758540, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8540.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.

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5:00 PM 11/29/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:30 PM 11/29/2019 7:30:00 PM
Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry

1704 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry
1704 College Street Newberry 29108 SC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wounded Warrior Project

PO Box 758517
Topeka, AR 66675-8517

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